Man, its better if you don't know things and just make wild guesses simply to stay silent - that way you don't prove just how much you don't know to everybody.
Surprise at a glue joint??? Why?Mark me down as one of the 'worriers'. But my original post was about my surprise that Gibson would do such a thing.
Gibsons are made from at minimum 10 pieces of wood - you guessed it.....glued together. And thats the vintage style Les Paul. The Norlin construction version (from mid 69) is at minimum 14!!!
If I'm not mistaken, Peter Green said it sounded better after the headstock break repair. I guess he would know.Greeny was in a car accident with Gary Moore. Apparently,it was in so many pieces,including a headstock break,and subsequent re-attachment(with glue).So i've read,and,is well documented. No complaints about the way it sounds, apparently.Or looks.Or worth(well, Kirk didn't complain!).